Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Ferrazzo

Anthony J. Ferrazzo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9968428
    Abstract: Described are implants and tools for use in treating pelvic conditions such as incontinence, including urinary incontinence in a male or female, for example an incontinence sling and delivery system that can include a sling implant and delivery tool system, wherein the implant can include a mesh sling and one or more anchors provided at or extending from a portion of the sling to facilitate tissue fixation; the delivery tool system can include at least a tunneler having a lumen, and an insertion tool; and wherein useful methods can involve inserting the tunneler through an incision and into a pelvic region of a patient, connecting the insertion tool to the sling, and inserting the sling into the tunneler to place the sling to provide tissue support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Lund, Anthony J. Ferrazzo, Kory P. Hamel
  • Publication number: 20130253260
    Abstract: Described are implants and tools for use in treating pelvic conditions such as incontinence, including urinary incontinence in a male or female, for example an incontinence sling and delivery system that can include a sling implant and delivery tool system, wherein the implant can include a mesh sling and one or more anchors provided at or extending from a portion of the sling to facilitate tissue fixation; the delivery tool system can include at least a tunneler having a lumen, and an insertion tool; and wherein useful methods can involve inserting the tunneler through an incision and into a pelvic region of a patient, connecting the insertion tool to the sling, and inserting the sling into the tunneler to place the sling to provide tissue support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Lund, Anthony J. Ferrazzo, Kory P. Hamel
  • Patent number: 6471718
    Abstract: A device for loading a self expanding stent into a deployment tool has an outer tube defining a space. The device has a constricting sheath with a stent delivery end and a stent receiving opening opposite thereto. The constricting sheath is open therethrough with the stent delivery end and the stent receiving opening aligned along an axis thereof. The stent delivery end is shaped and sized for slipping over the outer tube. The stent receiving opening is shaped and sized to receive a self expanding stent aligned along the axis and in its expanded state. A rest within the delivery end is located for seating the constricting sheath along the axis and in position over the outer tube. A funnel is positioned within the constricting sheath located between the stent delivery end and the stent receiving opening. The funnel is shaped for collapsing the self expanding stent before loading into the space of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford G. Staehle, Anthony J. Ferrazzo, John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 6132458
    Abstract: A device and method for loading a self expanding stent into a deployment tool is disclosed. The device includes an outer tube and a constricting sheath having a stent delivery end and a stent receiving opening opposite thereto. The stent receiving opening is shaped and sized to receive a self expanding stent aligned along the axis and in its expanded state. A funnel, positioned within the constricting sheath, is shaped for collapsing the self expanding stent before loading the stent into the space of the outer tube. An inserter is used to engage and urge the expanded stent into the constricting sheath as the inserter moves towards and into the funnel of the constricting sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford G. Staehle, Anthony J. Ferrazzo, John H. Burton